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Java multi threading

Java Multi Threading Concept
By N.V.Raja Sekhar Reddy
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Java multi threading

  1. 1. Java Threads 1
  2. 2. Multitasking and Multithreading• Multitasking: – refers to a computers ability to perform multiple jobs concurrently – more than one program are running concurrently, e.g., UNIX• Multithreading: – A thread is a single sequence of execution within a program – refers to multiple threads of control within a single program – each program can run multiple threads of control within it, e.g., Web Browser 2
  3. 3. Concurrency vs. ParallelismCPU CPU1 CPU2 3
  4. 4. Threads and Processes CPU main runProcess 1 Process 2 Process 3 Process 4 GC 4
  5. 5. What are Threads Good For?• To maintain responsiveness of an application during a long running task• To enable cancellation of separable tasks• Some problems are intrinsically parallel• To monitor status of some resource (e.g., DB)• Some APIs and systems demand it (e.g., Swing) 5
  6. 6. Application Thread• When we execute an application: 1. The JVM creates a Thread object whose task is defined by the main() method 2. The JVM starts the thread 3. The thread executes the statements of the program one by one 4. After executing all the statements, the method returns and the thread dies 6
  7. 7. Multiple Threads in an Application• Each thread has its private run-time stack• If two threads execute the same method, each will have its own copy of the local variables the methods uses• However, all threads see the same dynamic memory, i.e., heap (are there variables on the heap?)• Two different threads can act on the same object and same static fields concurrently 7
  8. 8. Creating Threads• There are two ways to create our own Thread object 1. Subclassing the Thread class and instantiating a new object of that class 2. Implementing the Runnable interface• In both cases the run() method should be implemented 8
  9. 9. Extending Threadpublic class ThreadExample extends Thread { public void run () { for (int i = 1; i <= 100; i++) { System.out.println(“---”); } }} 9
  10. 10. Thread Methodsvoid start() – Creates a new thread and makes it runnable – This method can be called only oncevoid run() – The new thread begins its life inside this methodvoid stop() (deprecated) – The thread is being terminated 10
  11. 11. Thread Methodsvoid yield() – Causes the currently executing thread object to temporarily pause and allow other threads to execute – Allow only threads of the same priority to runvoid sleep(int m) or sleep(int m, int n)   – The thread sleeps for m milliseconds, plus n nanoseconds 11
  12. 12. Implementing Runnablepublic class RunnableExample implements Runnable { public void run () { for (int i = 1; i <= 100; i++) { System.out.println (“***”); } }} 12
  13. 13. A Runnable Object• When running the Runnable object, a Thread object is created from the Runnable object• The Thread object’s run() method calls the Runnable object’s run() method• Allows threads to run inside any object, regardless of inheritance Example – an applet that is also a thread 13
  14. 14. Starting the Threadspublic class ThreadsStartExample { public static void main (String argv[]) { new ThreadExample ().start (); new Thread(new RunnableExample ()).start (); }} What will we see when running ThreadsStartExample? 14
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  16. 16. Scheduling Threads start() Ready queue Newly created threads Currently executed thread I/O operation completes •Waiting for I/O operation to be completedWhat happens when •Waiting to be notifieda program with a •SleepingServerSocket calls •Waiting to enter a synchronized sectionaccept()? 16
  17. 17. Thread State Diagram Alive Runningnew ThreadExample(); while (…) { … }New Thread Runnable Dead Thread thread.start(); run() method returns Blocked Object.wait() Thread.sleep() blocking IO call waiting on a monitor 17
  18. 18. Examplepublic class PrintThread1 extends Thread { String name; public PrintThread1(String name) { = name; } public void run() { for (int i=1; i<100 ; i++) { try { sleep((long)(Math.random() * 100)); } catch (InterruptedException ie) { } System.out.print(name); }} 18
  19. 19. Example (cont) public static void main(String args[]) { PrintThread1 a = new PrintThread1("*"); PrintThread1 b = new PrintThread1("-"); a.start(); b.start(); }} 19
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  21. 21. Scheduling• Thread scheduling is the mechanism used to determine how runnable threads are allocated CPU time• A thread-scheduling mechanism is either preemptive or nonpreemptive 21
  22. 22. Preemptive Scheduling• Preemptive scheduling – the thread scheduler preempts (pauses) a running thread to allow different threads to execute• Nonpreemptive scheduling – the scheduler never interrupts a running thread• The nonpreemptive scheduler relies on the running thread to yield control of the CPU so that other threads may execute 22
  23. 23. Thread Priority• Every thread has a priority• When a thread is created, it inherits the priority of the thread that created it• The priority values range from 1 to 10, in increasing priority 23
  24. 24. Thread Priority (cont.)• The priority can be adjusted subsequently using the setPriority() method• The priority of a thread may be obtained using getPriority()• Priority constants are defined: – MIN_PRIORITY=1 – MAX_PRIORITY=10 The main thread is created with priority – NORM_PRIORITY=5 NORM_PRIORITY 24
  25. 25. Daemon Threads• Daemon threads are “background” threads, that provide services to other threads, e.g., the garbage collection thread• The Java VM will not exit if non-Daemon threads are executing• The Java VM will exit if only Daemon threads are executing• Daemon threads die when the Java VM exits• Q: Is the main thread a daemon thread? 25
  26. 26. Thread and the Garbage Collector• Can a Thread object be collected by the garbage collector while running? – If not, why? – If yes, what happens to the execution thread?• When can a Thread object be collected? 26
  27. 27. ThreadGroup• The ThreadGroup class is used to create groups of similar threads. Why is this needed? “Thread groups are best viewed as an unsuccessful experiment, and you may simply ignore their existence.” Joshua Bloch, software architect at Sun 27

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